CARD NO. 23
THE GREEN WOMAN (excerpt)
Wildness, Natural Magic, Gratitude, Untrammeled Creativity
The green woman dances naked in the moonlight - and the sunlight - and the shadows as well. She doesn't care what you think of her, she knows her own worth from her experience of life. She is the feminine Vital vegetative force that enables a root to crack through stone a reed to bend in the wind and the oak to stand against the storm.
The graceful slow motion dance of the Green Woman shows us how to release the constraints of artificial rules and find our own pattern and growth. Each of us, rooted or not has an inborn pattern to guide our own growth.
The Green woman speaks to us of caring for our own growing ground and of the physical satisfaction of being our natural selves and practicing our own innate magic. This is a time for enhancing the growth of our talents and abilitites a time of blossoming that will bear fruit. It may also be a time of growing maturity and self confidence, trust yourself and the process.
She councils boldness and perseverence in the face of adversity and also reminds us that sometimes the action called for is to wait patiently and keep growing.